Nearmap Partners with HNTB to Use 3-D Aerial Imagery to Win More Business Against Larger Competitors

3-D aerial imagery from Nearmap provides tools to measure distances,
determine slope, discover building footprints and more, taking guesswork
out of 3-D models

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="" target="_blank"gt;#aerialimagerylt;/agt;–Nearmap,
a leading provider of high-resolution aerial imagery, is strengthening
HNTB’s ability to create lifelike, 3-D, HD-quality visuals and models to
win business against larger competitors. Using Nearmap’s timely and
accurate aerial imagery throughout the entire proposal pipeline helps
HNTB be more accurate and more efficient in competing for large, complex
architecture, construction and engineering (ACE) projects.

“Assessing orthographic and panoramic views, the ability to measure
slopes and footprints of buildings, and to accurately measure building
height – that all used to be guesswork for us,” said Austin Reed, 3D
visualization team lead for HNTB. “Nearmap gives us the ability to get
data we want when we want it, 24/7, and at a phenomenal level of detail.”

Previous imagery required more work to model and retouch animations,
because the resolution wasn’t a clear as what Nearmap delivers. Nearmap
3-D aerial imagery provides HNTB with 360 degree panorama views, along
with detailed orthographic images and the tools to measure distances and
heights, determine slope angles, and document building footprints, which
was previously guesswork for the team.

“To win business, we have to be faster, more efficient and do it
better,” said James Pageau, senior media design leader at HNTB.
“Nearmap’s image quality from tile to tile is more consistent and
current, so our team can produce beautiful and accurate models for our
clients with a lot less work. We’re more efficient in our modeling and
there’s less retouch in our animations. It’s changed the way we work.”

HNTB uses aerial imagery as the foundation of creating visuals and
animations throughout the entire pipeline of proposals and projects. The
most important aspect of aerial maps for HNTB is that they are up to
date and highly detailed. Nearmap aerial imagery improves the team’s
overall process by giving them accurate data that they can integrate
directly into engineered drawings.

“Nobody else in the industry is providing imagery that is as uniform and
consistent as Nearmap,” said Pageau.

HNTB is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm that employs
more than 4,000 professionals who deliver award-winning planning,
design, program management and construction management services.

For more information about HNTB, visit here.
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About Nearmap

brings the real world to you
. Nearmap delivers high-resolution
aerial imagery as a service to businesses across the world, powered by
industry-leading geospatial mapping technology. Using its own patented
camera systems and processing software, Nearmap captures wide-scale
urban areas in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand multiple times each
year, making fresh content instantly available in the cloud via web app
or API integration.

Every day, Nearmap helps thousands of users conduct virtual site visits
for deep, data-driven insights—enabling informed decisions, streamlined
operations and robust bottom lines.

Founded in Australia in 2007, Nearmap is one of the ten largest aerial
survey companies in the world by annual data collection volume and is
publicly listed in the ASX 300. View
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